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Bennett, Edwin L.

EDWIN L. BENNETT, lumber manufacturer, Mosiertown, was born September 25, 1839, in Clarendon, Orleans Co., N.Y.; son of Charles A. Bennett. Our subject came to Cussewago Township, this county, with his father’s family in 1847, and here received his education. He married Miss Ellen A. Taylor, daughter of David Taylor, of Beaver Centre, Penn., January 1, 1868, and their children are Millicent Eugenie, Rush E., Emma G., and Nellie B. Our subject engaged at eighteen years of age as partner with his father in the saw-mill, having worked in the mill from early boyhood. At his father’s death he and his brother, Alonzo, took entire charge of the establishment, and he now owns the saw-mill department entirely himself. He does an extensive business, extending to the surrounding townships, besides supplying the local trade; ships also to New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore. Mr. Bennett has also a fine farm of 120 acres well-improved land, known as the Job Potter farm. Our subject takes a deep interest in the cultivation and improvement of fine stock on his place, and makes a specialty of Durham and Jersey cattle. He has some very fine thoroughbred animals. His farm is very productive, having yielded 140 bushels of corn and 400 bushels of potatoes per acre. Mr. Bennett is a first-class business man and a citizen of wide influence in the community; in politics he is a Republican.


 

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